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4.0
173 Reviews (173)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
85.5%
Recommend this course
150 out of 173 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.8
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
77.8%
Recommend this course
21 out of 27 reviews
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4.0
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.0%
Recommend this course
40 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6478 yards
Slope 135
Rating 70.4
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Shining Mountain Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Architect John Harbottle III

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required. Collared shirts or mock turtlenecks. No T-shirts, cut-off jeans (or ragged jeans), halter tops or tank tops allowed.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
173 Reviews (173)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Patio Dining 8
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 16
Elevation Changes 14
Thick Rough 12
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
Near Local Attractions 6

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/12/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Shining Mountain Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Partial Refund?

Booked on GN for a 3:45 pm tee time. At 7:15 PM the course announced that they are closing and all carts needed to be returned. We only got to play 12 holes and it was light out still. The pace was slow, which it's not the end of the world, but there was no way that we would have been able to get a full round in 3.5 hours in a foursome with other players on the course.

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Commented on 06/12/2020

Hi mahelfri94. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Cart path only!

As we got our reservation on line we were unable to get any feedback on conditions. My wife and I are in our 60's
and aren't in shape to walk a course at over 8500 feet altitude (we are visiting from the flatlands). The course was cart path only and our games normally stray from the vicinity of the cart path! The front nine had a lot of long carries and somewhat blind shots. Neither of us cared for the front nine. The back nine had a completely different feel to it and we enjoyed it except for the cart path only aspect.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/03/2020

Hi jbuttermore! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A golf course that always shines!

Having played at Shining Mountain several times now, it has quickly become a favorite place to meet fellow golfers & enjoy that breath of fresh air & mountain scenery not often experienced at local golf courses near the Colorado Springs area. A broad range of fairways with a good mix of pars, challenges even the best of golfers as you play the palette
of each hole. Always the friendliest of staff members are at your disposal to make your golf day a memorable one that shines among the best of those you have ever played.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/11/2020

u314159945059, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Early Season Day

Weather was great and the course was in decent shape for having just had the greens worked on. Early season golf for this altitude and had a great day, did not disappoint.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/05/2020

u314159941177, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
1.0
First Time Playing

The lady would not look to find out she told me the go play golf had a lot of restriction and their was no payment so long story short I did not play I would like a refund and I am playing at madd russian 7/7 Milken co.can you apply my refund to the madd russian

Friendliness Poor
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Commented on 07/13/2020

We're sorry to hear about your experience. Please reach out to our pro shop to discuss the situation as refunds can't be issue via review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Get an actual starter!

Showed up for tee time and was told by an unfriendly man in a cart that I would have to go off the back 9. When I made the turn to go to the front 9 there were three groups waiting to tee off of hole #1. Decided to get a rain check for the second 9, which they gave me only when I requested. Professionalism is sorely lacking at this course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/24/2020

Hi Brianharris713. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough But Fair Challenge

Played this course for the first time two years ago and did not like it. Course conditions were poor, and I was not a fan of narrow fairways with OB and red stakes on either side of most fairways. Played it for the second time today, and I came away with a better appreciation for it. Conditions were still the same, but I focused more on shot placement and was rewarded. Only lost one ball in the protected marsh areas that you are not allowed to go in to. Driving range is still a disaster.....you must hit off mats that warped, torn and not level. Range balls are so old most are smooth with no dimples. DO NOT attempt to walk this course. Too hilly and long stretches between greens and next tee box.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Hi u4852656. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great place to spend the day

We have played this course numerous times. From the time we arrive till the time we left it was a great experience, The staff let us get an early start. There were only about 3 groups playing. The course was in great shape. We got to see wild life and some very scenic areas. What a great place to play. We will definitely be back before the closing on October 7th.
Thanks again for a great day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/30/2019

Your feedback is important to us, cjim. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Narrow challenging course with very friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/23/2019

Hi u314159628987. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Shining Mountain Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A course worth playing

Mountain course at 8200'. Scenic views of Pike Peak. Course in amazing condition. Some blind shots and you better hit it straight down the middle. Even then, it could roll off the fairway. Fast greens, chip shots didn't hold and putts were quick. I wouldn't recommend trying to walk, you need to be a Billy goat on the back 9 especially. Loved the course and hope to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/23/2019

jonespar15, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

New management(?) is tired...

The idea that an 18-hole course exists in Woodland Park is pretty amazing, much appreciated. That said, how hard can it be run the place like an actual business instead of an unorganized startup? The cart paths are 'fun' because of the possibility of crashing a cart into one of the 3-foot deep ravines from rain wash. Some run-off mitigation would save the cart paths from further damage, and carts from becoming tired and abused. The black mold on the greens has begun to subside. How did it get a foothold in the first place (neglect)? At peak it was pretty disgusting and makes one wonder if they are bringing the stuff home. The course is fully bring-your-own beer (BYOB). The beer cart is atrociously unreliable and the rear axle appears about to fall off. Last time the driver was MIA and seen with the cart in the bushes (boyfriend? pot? sleeping?). This time, the drivers minor child was on board while the back 9 only was covered. By the time we made it to the back 9 the beer cart was parked back at the clubhouse. Finally, accepting feedback isn't an art form, there's a right way and wrong way. The right way: pay attention, grab a pen and paper and start writing. Repeat back a summary of what you heard from your notes. ASK what the customer's expectation is of the affected service. Indicate your notes will be delivered to the right person. Follow up! When someone complains to you they will definitely complain to their friends!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/23/2019

We're very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your round with us. We will pass along your detailed feedback to our management staff to take into consideration.

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great afternoon

Shame it was cart path only due to rain and course staff failing to not water.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hi RTomaselli1. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Mountain Course With Mountain Views

My wife and I played this course twice during the first week of September. We try to play every time we are in the Woodland Park area. The views of Pikes Peak and the surrounding mountains are amazing. This is a unique and challenging golf course. The greens are uniformly in great shape and fast. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Playing this course represents one of the highlights of our vacation.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us 0p8vjrnsNBjXDuEmu95v. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Shining Mountain Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun

Beautiful scenery, fun little course, will be back

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Disc Golf Review

The disc golf courses off the main golfing course are excellent. WELL maintained!!!
Played the course on the traditional golf course as well. Pristine...
I lost a disc that I love. It was returned to the club house. Bre, an awesome employee
drove my disc back to me in the Springs. Unbelievable. I tried to tip her and she refused.
I wish I could remember one more gal's name that drove the refreshments because she was a
doll that Saturday the 1st of Sept. I haven't experienced this kind of hospitality in years. Thanks
a ton!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/06/2019

u060807201, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/29/2019

Hello, rickapotheker. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Shining Mountain Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2019

Hello, u597995170. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Shining Mountain Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome day

Great course, great friends
Best all around golf value for miles
Nice price point.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/23/2019

u314159528545, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyed the morning at Shining Mountain

Great day at Shining Mountain.. The greens were in fantastic shape!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/19/2019

Hi u820035036. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Shining Mountain Golf Club!

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